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Jul 28, 2010 10:00am EDT
: in a moment we will take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. by the way, the senate judiciary committee is holding another hearing on the fbi. robert mullen will be among those testifying. the debt commission is holding its first public hearing -- fourth public hearing with alan simpson, coverage online at c- span.org. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the floor of the house, enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 28, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable ed pastor to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: this morning the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor shawn black, calvary chapel, costa mesa, california. the chaplain: dear lord god of heaven, we thank yo
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2010 1:00pm EDT
with the advocacy group, invisible children. this senseless act of violence should serve as a wake-up call to u.s. officials on the need to vigorously address the threat of islamist extremism wherever it lurks. which extends far beyond the middle east. many more lives are at stake. the 1998 east africa embassy attacks exposed and the july 11 kampala attacks affirmed that the united states cannot afford to ignore the activities of extremist groups in africa as they attempt to expand their influence to bolster their ranks and spread their dangerous ideology. we must work vigilantly and cooperatively with other responsible nations to disrupt the operations of extremist groups and hold accountable their regional sponsors. over 18 months ago, mr. speaker, i introduced a resolution, h.con.res. 16, which brings sorely needed attention to the threat of islamic extremism in africa. it is alarming that even after these tragic attacks i have not been able to get the majority to bring this resolution to the floor. i understand that attorney general holder is currently in uganda attending the african union su
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in government and corporations in china than in the u.s. right now. the trust issue is lurking in the background. is something we will look at it again this year. -- it is something we will look at again this year. we will be doing this in august with synthetic biology. we found no public support for a moratorium on research. the question always comes up about shutting the system down. we did find public support for self-regulation by industry. the idea that the industry will look after itself and everything will be fine, there's not much public belief that will happen. when we asked people specifically about building confidence, 80% of the responses converge around three answers. they want greater transparency and disclosure about the science. they want free market testing. there is a fear that we're taking technologies and pushing them into the market without doing diligence. the government is not doing it. the corporations are not doing it. they also like the idea of third-party testing. they bring up examples like consumers union corporation underwriters lab, people above the fray like the n
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2010 1:00pm EDT
's secure the border first -- basically the u.s.-mexican border, and then we will get to the other issues. what does it mean to secure the border and how will they recognize when that time arrives? >> ok. good question. one you want to tackle? [laughter] >> we may not have emphasized it as much because we were going to quickly. comprehensive reform we tested exclusively, cracking down on employers. it is very popular. as popular as border security. real people have that line in their heads. they like it for two reasons. they believe if the jobs are not the lawyer, -- lure, people will not be coming. they also believe these people are not just recruiting immigrants workers because they work hard or have skills they need, but because they can pay lower wages and a whole bunch of other goals that people think do not observe wage standards, etc. the public has a very strong narrative. they also believe that you put lawful employers at a disadvantage and that is not right. that is in their very, very strongly. we may have read over that too quickly. in terms of the congress, i think you would
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2010 10:00am EDT
on the security relationship between the u.s. and israel. andrew shapiro is expected to highlight recent efforts with the fence consultations and training partnerships, hosted by the brookings institution in washington. this event is scheduled to be 90 minutes. this is live coverage on c-span. [applause] >> thank you so much for that introduction and for your friendship and for all of the work you are doing here at the center. i would also like to thank martin, director for foreign policy. he gave me my first paying job in washington, d.c., 20 years ago. he was at another think tank in town. i had just graduated college and was unemployed. i read an op-ed by him, i thought it was very good. i got an interview and i was hired part-time in the fall of 1989. i must say, i was just out of school. i probably did not set the world on fire, but i begged and pleaded and got hired full-time. i was there in august of 1990, in the days right before iraq invaded kuwait, when there were some rumblings. i remember being at a barbecue at martin's house and he predicted that iraq would take some kind of aggress
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
't even written in the constitution. the responsibility of how we run our foreign affairs is with the u.s. congress, and when we go to war it it should be a congressional function, not an executive function, and someday we may get there but right now today we have to do our very best to let people know the shortcomings of the policy we're following in pakistan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. speaker, i'm so honored to yield such time as he may consume to the distinguished gentleman from indiana, mr. burton, the ranking member on the foreign affairs subcommittee on the middle east and south asia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. burton: i thank the gentlelady for yielding, and i'd like to remind my colleagues who are so hell-bent to get the training troops that we have, 230 u.s. troops helping with the training in pakistan out of pakistan. i'd like to remind them on 9/11 we were attacked by al qaeda terrorists whose head was osama bin laden, and osama bin laden has been goi
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
they assume that the u.s. is going to pull out? >> i believe many in the taliban leave that the u.s. will pull out. that is what they tell the afghan villagers. they often comment that the americans have their watches, but we have the time. that means, they do not have a time line. that is their home. they have nowhere else to go. immediately after 9/11 in afghanistan working with our afghan allies, i was often asked, are you going to stick with us this time? referring to our promises made during the soviet occupation when we told the afghans that after we win this together we will be here with you. we will be your to help you redevelop your country. the afghans remember that and they're wondering if we're going to stick with them. and not just the u.s., but the global community of nations. are we with the afghans in developing this pro-democracy? and i do not have the answer. at the time i told them, yes, we are with you. today, based on the political atmosphere, i do not know the answer. >> have we gained any credibility on that score? >> notte when the president announces a time line for wi
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2010 10:00am EDT
with the united states. but japanese think that the u.s. presence in the asia- pacific and japan is indispensable. we are grateful to the service of women and men in uniform of this country. although i have to make two preconditions. one is that both the u.s. government and japanese government will continue the effort to lessen the burden of the bases. this is a treaty obligation. we will have a basis, but we have to be always mindful about people -- will have bases, but we have to be always mindful about people surrounding the base. it makes the surrounding people problems, and we have to lessen that. the most important issue here is okinawa, where 75% of the u.s. bases is concentrated. we have to continue to alleviate, lessen the burden, on the okinawan people. there is a marine base. we are now agreeing to move it to north of the island, and also to leave other burdens as well -- impacts as well. remember, prime minister hatoyama said that he will try to come up with a conclusion by may 31. a lot of people said that this was very difficult, but he tried his best and made an agreement at least
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this motion, the yeas are 400, the nays are six, two are recorded as present. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the are resolution is agreed to, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the tion of the gentleman from virginia, mr. perriello to suspend the res and pass h.r. 5604, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clk will report the title of the bill. the cler h.r. 5604, a bill to rescind amounts authorized for certain surfe transportation programs. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill? members ll record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the tional captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of repres
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, briefings, speeches, and a live feed from the ocean floor all available on our schools across the u.s. have. news of successes, failures, and how the school laws are impacting charter schools. allen is here to talk about a new report releasee by the department of education showing the impact of charter schools. let me read you a little bit of what they found. on average, charter schools were neither more nor less successful than traditional public schools in improving student achievement, behavior, and school progress. what is your reaction to guest:? -- what is your reaction? guest: this is what happens when you have one study looking at a narrow scope of schools. we believe the best and verifiable data on charter schools shows that they are succeeding, coming from state data. we do not have one, national mode of comparison. the department of education would rather try to do the best they can making assessments nationwide. we are all upset with how things are going nationwide, and that is fine. if you look at the vast majority, charter school students outperform their public school peers b
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the u.s. and russia has reached based on dialogue the presidents have had, defense officials have had. >> there has been many reports on the reach of sanctions -- breach of sanctions. what are you doing to [inaudible] >> with the recent security council of resolution, now comes the important step of implementing it. every country has a responsibility to abide by its international obligations. we have had a specific conversation with iraq over the past couple of weeks, but that is something -- i will check to see if that was on his list of topics. >> they are in violation of these sections. >> i will check to see if this was an issue that was raised in the last couple of days. >> [inaudible] [unintelligible] >> no, the elections have taken place. these were decisions for the japanese people to make. we will work closely with the japanese government on issues of mutual concern. >> no concerns whatsoever? [unintelligible] >> i will defer to japanese political commentators to describe the applications. we will work closely with the japanese government. >> on north korea. there will be a m
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of a stale mated policy and warning u.s. credibility as a mediated. sadly the author's assessment can be applied elsewhere around the world. it seems president obama and the administration as a whole have struggled to find its voice when it comes to the promotion and protection of basic human rights and religious freedom. in these most cherished ideals which are at the heart of the american experiment have been sidelineded by this administration's policy. this is difficult for people who yes or no to freedom and look to america to be their advocates. looking back to sudan in a nation i visited in 1989 and most recently in 2004 when senator brownback and i were the first congressional delegation to go to darfur, i remained concerned that the country is headed to a civil war if the u.s. fails to exert its necessary leadership. while there are certainly times i was critical of the bush administration's policy, it is indisputeable that president bush and former special enjoy danforth were not having the comprehensive c.p.a. brought about the end of a brutal civil war which two million per
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
competition to urt the u.s. airways, hurt the northwest, the southwest, the jet blublues, and the departmenf transportation is a willing participant. the consumers are already high your far higher shares, anr objective is to make sure the same impacts go into the pacific. they aae hurling everything possible to stop squinty of those cases. they do not want evidence presented. i have at applications to say wait a minute, the court claim of the japan cases is the network synergies. i use to run the biggest of thun tokyo. i understand -- i can evaluate the claim. i am in the top five for the best person to evaluate this. the department of transportation said absolutely not we can have had aayone evaluate this. we're crating new rule that says only lawyers can do it. -- we are creating a new rule that says only lawyers an do it. they're going to hat level to scrutiny of the claims. just go back and allow their a viable -- verifiable skirt the and i think you would serve two- thirds of the problem right there. he would also bring the airline consolidation movement to a >> you are quite right. w
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 10:00am EDT
to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives for today's morning business. live coverage here on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend herbert brook, st. john missionary baptist church, joliet, illinois. the chaplain: our heavenly father and creator, we acknowledge your presence and power on this day. today, lord, we ask your blessings upon this house of government and remind us of your word. the government shall be a soldier. we humbly ask, lord, to guide them, direct them, rest your spirit upon their shoulder during this decisionmaking time. we ask, lord, you endow them with the ability to make the right decisions that is pleasing to our lord and to all mankind. keep every representative of this great country strong, of sound mind, willing heart to continue to serve. protect those that are protecting us, lord, as we ask you to be our henchly protector. bless -- heavenly protector. bless t
CSPAN
Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
will not change u.s. strategy in afghanistan and pakistan. his briefing with the reporters is one hour. >> hold on. the stragglers are coming. i got it. we will check back on thursday. >> a few questions, if you on the leaks. what was the president's reaction when he heard about the lake? -- the link? >> i talked to the president some time last week after mentioning that these were coming. the reaction to this type of material come a breach of a federal law is always the same. whenever you have the potential for names, operations, and programs to be in the public domain that besides being against the law has the potential to be very harmful for those cooperating with our military and those working to keep us safe. >> was personally angered by this? did he demand answers? >> there is an ongoing investigation that pre-dated the end of last week into leaks of highly classified secret documents. >> does the white house believe these raise doubts whether pakistan is a reliable partner in terrorism? >> let's understand a few things about the documents. based on what we have seen, i do not think what has
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 410, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order will members remove their conversations from the floor. will members and staff please take their conversations off the floor? the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. levin: mr. speaker, pursuant to h.res. 1495 i call up the bill h.r. 5618, to continue federal unemployment programs and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5618, a bill to continue federal unemployment programs. the speaker pro tempore: we will have members and staff please take their conversations off the floor, the gentleman deserves to be heard. memb
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2010 10:00am EDT
with ratification of the u.s.-south korea free trade agreement. it will in fact, mr. speaker, be the largest free trade agreement in the history of the world. some critics would say that calling for its re-negotiation, or delaying for a lame duck session of vote, would be the wrong thing to do. i believe anything we can do moving in that direction is a positive. one cautionary note, there are two pending trade agreements with both panama and colombia that were negotiated before the u.s.-south korea agreement was completed. millions and millions of consumers would like to have the opportunity, mr. speaker, to purchase u.s. foods and services right here in our hemisphere are denied that opportunity. if we proceed with the u.s.-south korea free trade agreement as the president has called for us to do, we must also proceed immediately with the panama and colombia free trade agreement as well. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, proceed also resume on the motions to suspend the rules previously postponed. votes will be
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2010 1:00pm EDT
is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 232. the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 232. the nays are 184. the previous question is ordered. the question is on adoption of the resolution. all those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the -- ms. foxx: on that could we have a recorded vote? the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 235. the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 238, the nays are 180. theres. solution adopted
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. >> since 1986, jorge ramos has anchored on the largest spanish television news network in the u.s. will spend an hour with him sunday on c-span's q&a. >> c-span is now available in over 100 homes -- 100 million homes, bringing you a direct link to politics, history, and nonfiction books, created by america's cable companies. president obama is in las vegas today with senate majority leader harry reid. he took time out to speak on the economy. his remarks from university of nevada, las vegas last about an hour. -- half an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you. [applause] u.n.l.v. [cheers] every time i come here i have to tell everybody my wife was a cheerleader here. [cheers and applause] it is an understatement for me to say that i'm here -- that is my pleasure to be here today. [applause] it is an understatement to say that nevada has been tested and economically like never before. but we have to work to get our economy back on track and we have got a lot of fighting ahead of us. more importantly, we've got lot of fight left in us. isn't that right? [applause] and re
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] . host: on your screen is congressman john tierney of massachusetts. a report on contract thing in afghanistan. the famous phrase that an army moves on its stomach. we have a $2.1 billion contract there. what are we getting from it? guest: yes, $2.16 billion for contacting that goes through everything from food to supplies. they are getting the goods delivered. there is no argument on that. but there is a failure on the side of authorities to know who they are paying in these contracts, wh impact that might have in terms of waste, fraud, and abuse, and in terms the counterinsurgency mission in afghanistan. host: that last part is what you seem to emphasize in your report. guest: we are not really traina lot of these companies. and they go and hire trucks and drivers and security companies, which in manyinstances, turned out to be warlords. they do whateverhey need to to get the goods to where they need to be, but they are all set extorting -- also extorting to get the goods to where they nee
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
's the backbone of this country. and it's long past the time in my view that we stand up for u.s. manufacturing. i'm proud to say i'm a product of a manufacturing household. and when i grew up, it was a time when people could have a good job in manufacturing and put food on the table, cover health care costs and supply a pension, but we have seen obviously a lot of loss of good manufacturing jobs due to a number of things, but including, unfair trade practices and policies that put our companies and workers at a disadvantage. as we work together to pass this initiative that is multi-faceted in its approach, because there are many things we need to do to level that playing field and invest in many ways in our manufacturing sector so that we can, again, make things and create real value. we just an economic collapse in this country and all too vivid in our minds and a lot of that that wealth we thought that was out there was created by people moving money around and there was a lot of smoking mirrors going on and when the room cleared up, the american people were smashed under the results. when you
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2010 10:00am EDT
in the u.s. >> "washington journal" continues. host: let's begin with talking about the difference between what refineries do and what bp was doing in the gulf of mexico so people understand the difference. guest: absolutely. first of all, thanks for having me this morning. it is a pleasure to be here. what we as domestics do, we don't produce the crude oil. we make it better. we make gasoline, deisel and other products that surround us in our daily lives. host: how many refineries are there in the united states right now? guest: probably 147, 148, depending on bho who is counting. those are owned by interest crated companies, independent companies, large, small, and meedyum sized. we go through the whole gamut, the biggest of the big to the smallest of the small. host: how many are we talking about? >> we're talking a low of two to 2.5 million direct jobs. ans larry to that, what we do p provide, d -- do, you're talking over nine and 10 millionectobs that we were directly responsible for. host: what's the impact on our economy? >> hundreds of millions of dollars. just in 200148ectust from
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
on the situation, but they certainly will be deployed on the u.s.-side of the border as set forth by rules of engagement. we have done this before, and it is common practice for soldiers and airmen to take the leads, to only take action necessary to extricate themselves, and not be provocative. >> the entreat identification teams will be assisting the commissioner and the criminal intelligence analyst, assisting with investigations of the criminal networks. >> the team is there on the border physically? what do they do? >> the work with border control engines to provide additional eyes and ears for the border, so they are at pre-determined places along the border, to be able to assist and identify attempted entries, and communicating to border patrol agents that would then take efforts at apprehension. >> in an observation tower or radar? >> you would have them at certain positions that again would have been pre-determined by the border patrol leadership and expertise in the particular sector. and from the particular thepoin t would be in a position to provide situational awareness over a
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2010 10:00am EDT
in the u.s. -- they ought to be scrutinized, and go up one side of them, and down the other. guest: we saw during the financial crisis that there was revolution of the loans coming from federally-insured banks, but not as much over these secondary loan companies, the non-banks originating lot of these mortgages. the idea is it will be one agency to regulate both banks, non-banks, etc. -- so one person in charge of everything. a lot of the interest-only loans, and loans were your principal goes up each month -- those will be harder to be originated in the future. host: what should consumers watch for next? guest: there are literally hundreds of rules to be written both by the consumer protection agency and by the federal reserve, the sec, the derivatives regulator. it will be hard for everyone to stay on top of it. some will be very mundane, some complicated with a big impact. the first thing we will see -- on two tracks. the federal reserve is having a meeting with other regulators to up about the consolidation of power. getting the agency up and running. host: is that a public meeting? gu
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
reiterate our condemnation of the u.s. guantanamo detention center? it is clearly in breach of the law, of which is why it is not on the u.s. mainland. the only countries successfully brought back our citizens, having secured the release of all our -- all of our citizens and the release of one of our residents, can i ask whether he is continuing the efforts that we made to bring back the final british resident who is still detained? can i agree with him that it is right that anyone who takes part in, or who aids or abets torture is criminally liable and must be held accountable for their actions. there is, of course, a criminal investigation under way, which was referred to police by the attorney general. will he ensure that it will -- the thick will succeed to its conclusion -- that it will succeed to its conclusion? and can i reaffirm our support for the work of the intelligence and security committee? and can i welcome his appointment of the new right hon. member from kensington to chair the committee? he will undertake this post with integrity and commitment. this includes accounta
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2010 1:00pm EDT
for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker: on this vote the yeas are 272. the nays are 152. the motion is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the house will be in order. pursuant to the chair's announcement of earlier today, the house will now observe a moment of silence in memory of officer jacob j. chestnut and detective john m. gibson. will all present please rise for a moment of silence. without objection the five-minute voting will continue. the unfinished business is the question on suspend the rules and passing h.r. 5341, which the clerk will report by title. the chair: h.r. 5341, a bill to designate the facility of the of postal service locate the at 100 orrindorf drive in michigan as joyce rogers post office building. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the-- >> mr. speaker. the speaker p
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2010 1:00pm EDT
in our military and sending international messages of u.s. indecision and weakness. . mr. griffith: it's time for action. it's time for us, the american people, to restore the american dream. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> thank you very much. mr. speaker, i rise to express my strong support on social security. this year we celebrate 75 years of this critical program and must reaffirm our commitment not only to protect it but to ensure its continuing viability. american senior citizens have lived through wars -- they pioneer technologies in communication, transportation and industry. and these remarkable achievements demonstrate the strength and character of our older americans, underscoring the debt of gratitude that we owe to generationes that have given so much, a generation that includes my own parents who are celebrating birthdays this week and next. unfo
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Jul 15, 2010 1:00pm EDT
prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the chair: on this vote the yeas are 423. and the nays are three. the amendment is adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 11 printed in house report 111-537 by the gentleman from new york, mr. murphy, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the yeas prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 11 printed in house report 111-537 offered by mr. murphy of new york. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. members, this is a five-minute vote, a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. h
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Jul 7, 2010 1:00pm EDT
it adjacent airports. as a result of robust competition in he u.s., air fare has declined by 30% over the last decade after adjustment for inflation. we face significant competition from foreign carriers, who themselves have merged to create attractive carriers. the merged continental united will enable us as a u.s. carrier to compete effectively against large, foreign carriers. the merger will create a strong, financially viable airline that offers good paying careers and secure retirements to co- workers, great customer service, and reliable service to communities. the merger will provide a platform for sustained profitability. positioning us to succeed in the highly competitive domestic and global aviation industry. better position than either of us to be alone or together in an alliance. thank you. >> let me start with a few questions. in my opening statement i expressed my concern. you have heard from the members that testified here before it was the day, every member of the subcommittee is concerned about the employees and what will happen to them. we know what has happened in p
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2010 1:00pm EDT
learn the u.s. will be involved in a big war. i think you ought to consider that as a large negative wealthy effect. the war itself is presumably a big, and-think. the question is, how you react when you know something bad is going to happen? keynesian analysis, which i used to work on, so i am supposed to know about those models, which is why some keynesian people do not like me that much. from my understanding of that model, if you think the future is quite to be bad and you have a negative wealth effect, you should cut back on consumer demand. in the usual keynesian way, you would get a negative effect from the new gdp on that. i believe that is right, honestly. more market clearing approaches have a different view on how you react if you think that things are coming. it is any emergency that the future is like to be a problem. you need to prepare yourself. those models predict he will work harder and do investments where things -- when things are relatively ok. you will buy refrigerators and cars, preparing for the emergency. that model predicts the affect will be positive. the k
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2010 10:00am EDT
through military force, that he was someone click on the trigger when it came to deploy u.s. troops and that he bludgeons the soviet union into submission basically through military force is a myth that has cost america's enormous harm in the post cold war era. . caller: why did the democrats and republicans both agree -- the job benefit thing is down. i think both sides applied again and they do not do what they are supposed to do. people count on them to do right. i want to know what it will do about the job benefits. host: thank you. guest: it is crazy that republicans are opposing this. as a moral human issue, when unemployment is up 60%, 70%, you will allow people to go without unemployment -- to go up 16%, 70%, the party that once strong families. what do they think will happen when nobody is working and they do not have jobless benefits? secondly, if people do not have money in their pockets, they cannot buy anything. then factories are not producing anything. then people in factories are not working. this is what you need money injected into the economic system in order to t
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Jul 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
the organization, and was asked to examine -- >> we will leave this hearing. the u.s. house is about to gavel and for morning speeches. we will return to the hearing as soon as the gavel and to recess. right now live house coverage right here on c-span. . . >> the u.s. house will start speeches here shortly. now live coverage of the u.s. house here on c-span. expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 20, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable henry cuellar to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 6, 2009, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to 30 minutes and each member other than the majority and minority lead
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Jul 16, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, 6.9%, 1995, 5.59%, 1996, 5.41%, 1997, 4.94%, 1998, 4.5%, 1999, 4.22%, 2000, 3.97%. u.s. department of labor unemployment figures. i was a ranking member of the immigration subcomttee during that period when republicans were in charge under newt gingrich and under the subsequent speaker of the house. we could not move immigration reform, and we had the lowest unemployment that we could ever have. it bothers me now to use the excuse of unemployment for that. could i ask the clergy quickly to -- and if i could start with president land, what do we do about senator mccain and senator graham, who committed to us to work together in a bipartisan way? i don't think this should be a single-party issue. it should be an issue for america. and let me remind everyone that the idea of immigration reform is to take care of those who are stranded here in this country. president land, what should we do with that mind-set that no immigratn reform will pass as long as i'm a republican in the united states congress? which i am not. >> well, i think congressman lee, my home -- you represent my hometow
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Jul 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and hard on. i founded the rhode island chapter of a group called fair vote. i sat before the u.s. house and senate on the issue of electoral reform. i believe we need to do things to open up our systems of governance. i believe in passing a pair elections law that removes the influence of corporate tax dollars from our system. that is the thing into undertake first. that will provide drastic change to t way people feel about their government and about who controls the government. if we implement such laws and people are still feeling as cycal as the bill today, and i understand why, would be happy to reconsider a term limit. >> i have a different view of it. i believe we will not take washington -- we will not break what is broken in washington until we break the connection betweenoney and policy. we need to pass the third elections act, which will remove the influence of bigoney in campaigns. we need to enact a ban -- a lifetime ban that you can never become a lobbyist if you were a member of congress. we need to mitigate as much as we can the decision of the supreme court so corporat
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Jul 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. no answer. send them to the pentagon when they refused originally to make the u.s. air force museum accessible, and they said no. . i sent it to omb. how do we get the same guidelines. why are we reinventing the wheel? it is a list of government money. let's take these guidelines that work and let every federal branch of the government adopt them and give the meat to the bones of the ada. i ask for help. [applause] >> i appreciate that. andy? >> maybe it is safer for me to comment fork -- first since it cannot run any enforcement agencies. i want to say thank you for your comment and your passion and what i would say is what you just raised is a political issue as much as it is a legal issue. these things happen to our community because we do not have the political power to force them not to happened yet. i think one of the it seems we've heard from pat in the prior panel was the we're not done yet. you're talking about trying to get that floor that pat talked about to be level. even if we succeed with everything you're saying, we will still experience discrimination on hearing loss
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Jul 28, 2010 1:00pm EDT
consumers with accurate information on what they're buying. and 7% of the garments sold in the u.s. today with fur already are required to abide by this this will simply require the other 13%, those valued below $150, abide by the same law and consumer protection organizations, retail and even the fashion industry all support this legislation and i would urge our colleagues to support it as well and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from maryland. mr. sarbanes: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to again salutely colleagues for making this -- salute my colleagues for making this a bipartisan effort. i think there's a consensus opinion that the more information that's available to the consumer, the retailer, the better off we all have are. in many respects that's the essence of a consumer protection initiative to make sure that people who are purchasing these products actually have good information, truth in labeling, at their fingertips. i did want to salute the efforts of the humane society of the united states because they
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Jul 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
members of its anniversary. it is the only force in u.s. government dedicated to conflict prevention and peacekeeping -- and peace building. to bring you up-to-date on that you're quite lacrosse team, we have had conversations -- with the iroquois lacrosse team, we have had conversations with the united kingdom. we understand that the united kingdom cannot make an exception for these travelers. we understand the united kingdom has offered to waive these requirements and accept the document if accompanied by a u.s. passport. we have reiterated our offer to assist qualified team members with issuance of passports. >> did you ask the brits to accept the letter without a passport? >> we told them that from our span point, to the point that the united kingdom would be readmitted to the united states. we clarified we would readmit the team to a united states, but it was their decision not to give them entry into the the country. >> is this a surprise to you? >> cannot say it is a surprise, though. >> is there reason why the british did not want to let them in? >> that is a decision for the
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Jul 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
prepared as the u.s. for another terrorist attack? tonight, former senators and former 9/11 commission member will talk about what can be done by federal, state, and local governments as well as u.s. citizens. this is from the aspen institute tonight at 8:00 here on c-span. tomorrow "washington journal," a look at summer nutrition programs for children. also, the sat -- president for the center of education reform on charter schools and a look at the obama plan to prevent and and homelessness in the u.s.. that is to "washington journal on" starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern. the new health care law was a topic of discussion at the recent national right to life convention. three committee members talked about this. from pittsburgh, this is about one hour and 15 minutes. >> the democratic health care bill also known as obama-care enacted into law about 56 democrats and the senate and 219 democrats in the house without the support of even one republican in either house. the passage represents one of the greatest exercise of raw political partisanship of our nation, especially when one consider
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Jul 13, 2010 10:00am EDT
for field operations and the u.s. coast guard capt. the public hearings are conducted by this joint investigation according to the u.s. coast guard marine board of investigations rules. that board has the authority to issue administrative subpoenas and to hold public carries. i do not have the authority to issue testimonial subpoenas but exception, one inspectioa people have agreed to testify. there are seven investigators and four inspectors to -- per team and seven investigators and two inspectors for the coast guard team. the division of responsibility between boem and the coast guard is as follows -- i agency is concentrated on well-related activities including the adequacy of well design and construction, the source and path of the hydrocarbons that caused the blow out, the practices of the deep water horizon that led to the blow out, because of the explosion and the failure of the blowout preventer. by contrast, the coast guard has focused on the evacuation efforts on the deep water horizon, the search and rescue efforts by the coast guard, in assisting vessels, and the firefi
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Jul 14, 2010 10:00am EDT
.p. and called wall street reform an ant being extorted by the -- being hated by the u.s. government. meanwhile they continue to say no to democratic party attempts to extend unemployment insurance women fits -- benefits for the next six months. and they are calling this -- these benefits anonymity and that they are being abused by folks who can't find a job. and this despite an analysis by the nonpartisan congressional budget office suggesting that extending unemployment benefits is the most cost-effective and fast acting way to spur the economy. congressional republicans support the special interests that benefited the george bush -- benefited from george bush policies and created the worst financial crisis since the great depression. a decade of republican rule nearly doubled our national debt. why would we go back to that? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from montana rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rehberg: thousands of montanans are joining
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Jul 13, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. could stretch a little bit. during that break we'll begin our live coverage of the u.s. house as members are returning from their fourth of july recess. today the house will debate a number of suspension bills mostly dealing with public lands and we will have live coverage of that starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. when the house finishes debate this afternoon we plan to return to live coverage of the oil spill meeting. by the way, you can see all of this on our website at c-span.org. while the commission is breaking for lunch, a couple of news stories here. earlier today the senate judiciary committee committee met to vote on the nomination of elena kagan to be the next supreme court justice. republicans on the committee called for a one-week delay so they'll reconvene next week. if approved the full senate will then vote on the nomination. also, president obama announced his new budget director nominee. jacob lew will move over from the state department to fill the place of outgoing director peter orszag who steps down this month. if confirmed, mr. lew will assume the cabine
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Jul 2, 2010 1:00pm EDT
immigrants and their children? 24% of the u.s. allotment of welfare and food stamps is going to the children of illegal immigrants. guest: so are you saying because they were in the welfare fice and not speaking english that they were not here legally? because i don't think that's a fair assumption. i'm not familiar with the laws in l.a. county. but if l.a. county has made a decision to provide services and benefits to families who don't speak english all the time, i think that's well within the privy of the county. but i think what we're getting at is the fact that our immigration system and this debate is leading to assumptions about people that is really just harming the fabric of our country. you know, those children, as a nation, we have decided over and over again that we are going to invest in the future of our children. those children deserve that opportunity to be healthy, to be able to go to school and to be successful, because at the end of the day, we, as a country, will succeed. so i think we just have to be careful about what we assume about people and what language they speak
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Jul 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
paying close attention to the u.s. and had this philosophy that the government is going to give you food and it's going to give you a place to live, some shelter, some education. the government is going to give you a job and health care. we looked at that country and thought, that's not going to work. and it didn't work. the whole country crashed economically. called the u.s. -- ussr. and what is the federal government doing? giving people housing, food and education and a job and health care. how are we different? we have to understand that the federal government has to be reined to do what it is supposed to do, which is justice, provide a set of laws where everyone is equal before the law and a national security that protects us from terrorists and other people that wish us ill. and that federal government is going to have to go on a diet. mr. graves: i have only been here 30 days and i can tell you this government is way too big. it doesn't run efficiently and things they shouldn't be involved in. and in my few short weeks of being here and as i think about where we're going and i thi
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Jul 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the 35,000 to 60,000 barrels. before i came down here, i had a conversation with the u.s. geological survey and heads the flow rate technical group and we believe whatever information that we get will lead us to a more refined estimate on flow rate. if we have low pressures, if we can sustain the readings over a period of time, it will tell us a lot more than what we know now. the flow rate estimates that have been done to date have been based on aerial surveillance and high resolution video of cross sections regarding the volume of hydrocarbons. and we used information from the woods hole institute where they used sensing across that flow to try and size the density. the problem has been the makeup of the flow itself because it mixes some sediment, water, natural gas and the oil itself and it's not a consistent flow. there are burps of gas from time to time. so they have to figure out how to even that out. those are all inelegant ways, although the best ways we had to estimate flow rate. we will be able to understand through measurement the pressure of the oil going through the capp
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Jul 6, 2010 10:00am EDT
advisory to the u.s. army surgeon general. over the past two-three years has become the face of behavioral health care in the military services. i had the pleasure of appearing on a panel with her in the mental health colchis -- caucus. i found her to be a superb spokesman for military the april health care and also someone who has an innate understanding of the challenges surviving for combat. colonel richie is a graduate of harvard university and also attended george washington university and as war -- or at walter reed and uniform university of the health sciences and is eminently qualified richie has published over 130 different publications in this field and the field of forensic. we welcome her to this panel. [applause] >> it is a real pleasure to be here. i want to enlarge the promise to start with. i know that the dod and the army can work with the va. we do it all the time. ira and i go back a long way. since we have nzami here, how can we also engaged all of you an hour together. one thing i hear a lot is frustration. i hear people saying that they want to help and how can they h
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Jul 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. take the u.s. for example. the fbi's concentration on the mafia means that the effort. -- the mafia never had a piece of that production. we have a large group of organized crrminal groups that never got a piece of that. the fbi waa all over them, no self respecting cocaine dealer would have anything to do with the mafia. but we can imagine doing that in afghanistan. we can go to heroin traffickers in afghanistan and saying, there is opium that comes from the talent and and and does not come from the taliban. if you are selling the wrong stuff, you're going to be the focus of our attention. the sad fact in afghanistan is that many of the groups that help the taliban and out in 2001, the no. alliance was in a trade association of heroin dealers. and yet those same warlords are perfectly happy to sell helmont- derived heroin into north and central asia. you can imagine going to one of those groups and saying, we're paying attention to your sources. which ever exporter is selling the most caliban-backed heroin will get our undivided attention. that would require knowing where the stuff
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Jul 22, 2010 10:00am EDT
. the global market is a fast an ever growing market for u.s. exports. nationwide nearly 3.7 million manufacturing jobs are supported by exports. in my district alone there are 192 aerospace production suppliers and vendors and washington state there are over 100 boat manufacturers with many of these small businesses not only supplying the domestic market but also exporting their products. we do all we can to support these manufacturing companies to sell their products both here in the u.s. and overseas. the small manufacturers export initiative will build the infrastructure next to connect these manufacturers with export opportunities around the world and help them increase their productivity and expand their businesses. i urge support for this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina rise? ms. foxx: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, she's is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. the president's own democrat co-chair of the debt commission said, quote, this debt is
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Jul 15, 2010 10:00am EDT
purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend john cross -- dr. john cross, south biscayne church, florida. the chaplain: heavenly father, thank you for being so kind, gracious, holy and just. thank you for demonstrating your endless love through jesus. thank you for giving us the honor of living in our great country. thank you for those who've gone before us. we pray for those who are serving now to protect our freedom. please give them safety. we pray for peace. we pray for our president, congress and all who lead our country. please give them wisdom and direction as they make decisions. may we look to you as our source, not our economy. in these days of global terror, may we remember you as our security. use us to be instruments who bring hope to the underserved and safety for the unprotected. may we be a nation who humbles ourselves before you. we bless you and please bless america. in jesus name, amen. the speaker: thank you, dr. cross, north port,
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Jul 2, 2010 10:00am EDT
was unconstitutional, but this court had suspend its own ruling pending review by the u.s. nevertheless, in violation of the solomon amendment they restricted military reciters at harvard law school. in 2005 s escalated from hostile words toctivism and claiming harvard law could b military recruiters because it barred all recruiters who discriminated against homosexuals. in 2006 this argument with the circuit court ruli was struck down by the supreme court unanimously. even the most liberal-minded justices rejected miss kagan's decision. her theoriesere clearly not what congress had in mind. she later acknowledged that her action were not justified but said that she had acted anay in the hope that the department of defense would not enforce the law. the issue here is bias and miss kagan's record reveals a persistent bias at least regarding the military. as a citizen, i cannot appoint the justices which law they wish to follow in hopes they would not be enforced. an activist justice would not defer to the other branches of government, particularly the congress. it is more qualified to act o issues con
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